Hong Kong – SCST congratulates Andy Lau on winning Special Tribute Award in Toronto International Film Festival

SCST congratulates Andy Lau on winning Special Tribute Award in Toronto International Film Festival


     The Secretary for Culture, Sports and Tourism, Mr Kevin Yeung, today (August 24) congratulated multitalented Hong Kong artiste Andy Lau on garnering the Special Tribute Award at the 48th Toronto International Film Festival.
     Mr Yeung said, “Andy Lau has made great contributions to Hong Kong films and music. We sincerely congratulate Lau on earning this well-deserved title. Apart from showcasing Hong Kong’s cultural soft power, Lau, who demonstrates a responsible and professional work attitude, is also a role model for young people.”
     Mr Yeung added that Hong Kong movies and filmmakers have gained recognition among their counterparts worldwide by winning a number of international awards in recent years, and that the Government and the Hong Kong Film Development Council will continue to provide support on various fronts and push for the sustainable development of the industry.

Canada – Announcement of the winning design for the LGBTQ2+ National Monument

Media are invited to attend a virtual announcement where the winning design for the new national monument will be revealed

GATINEAU – The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage, will join representatives from the LGBT Purge Fund and members of the design team to participate in the virtual announcement of the winning design for the LGBTQ2+ National Monument, to be built in Ottawa.

Representatives of the design team will present images and a video of the design concept.

Please note that all details are subject to change. All times are local.

Journalists must confirm their participation by sending their full name and the name of the media outlet they represent to media@pch.gc.ca by 4:00 p.m. ET on March 23, 2022.


Thursday, March 24, 2022


10:00 a.m.



Laura Scaffidi

Press Secretary

Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage


Award Winning Nonprofit Seeks to Restore Confidence In the Midst of Crisis Among Young Girls & Women

On March 26th and 27th, Diamond In the Rough Youth Development Program will host the inaugural She’s Got Confidence Global Virtual Summit online – packed with workshops, speakers, and seminars devoted to empowering adolescents and teen girls

ATLANTAFeb. 28, 2022PRLogATLANTA, GEORGIA – March 1, 2022 – Diamond In The Rough (DITR) Youth Development Program and Gem Makers, LLC are hosting the first-ever She’s Got Confidence Global Virtual Summit, an online conference geared toward middle school and high school girls. The summit is also open to parents and mentors of young women. With the theme of “restoring confidence, courage, and calm in the midst of crisis,” the two-day event kicks off on Saturday, March 26th, 2022 – coinciding with National Self Confidence Day – and concludes on Sunday, March 27th.

The summit includes three interactive tracks, with each one offering topics specific to middle school-age girls, high school girls, and a separate track for parents, mentors, and youth leaders. Panelists and presenters include Dr. Johnetta McSwain, an Emmy-winning documentarian, author, and life coach; author, entrepreneur, and podcast host Jenna Banks; actress Sharita Barnaby, and many more women whose accomplishments span a diverse array of interests.

“The impact of the recent COVID-19 global pandemic has impacted and disrupted the lives of youth and families around the world,” observed Dr. Nicole Steele, Founder and Executive Director of Diamond In The Rough Youth Development Program and President of Gem Makers, LLC. “As a result, countless girls have found it extremely difficult to navigate these uncertain times, leading to heightened levels of isolation, anxiety, worry, and uncertainty, all taking a drastic toll on their self-confidence, mental health, and motivation.”

The She’s Got Confidence Global Virtual Summit kicks off at 9:45 A.M. on Saturday, March 26th with a full day of presentations and interactive workshops designed to help participants thrive, make connections, and celebrate sisterhood. Attendees will have a chance to share their own talents later that evening during the Saturday Night Showcase. Participants will also have an opportunity on Sunday, March 27th, to nurture their souls during a special spiritual enrichment component.

All who plan to attend should register by March 20th, 2022 via the conference website. Special discounts and promotions are available including group rates. Tickets can be purchased at ShesGotConfidence – Diamond In The Rough (ditr.org) (https://www.ditr.org/shesgotconfidence.html). Sponsorship opportunities are still available for those who wish to be a part of this empowering event.

Although this is their first virtual summit, DITR is no stranger to leveraging the power of online events to uplift young women and girls. Since 2004, the organization has served girls and families throughout metro Atlanta providing a variety of programs including mentoring, leadership training, career coaching, and family enrichment activities to girls ages 4-18.

While the pandemic had reduced in-person sessions, DITR has found ways to continue to nurture, inspire, and educate young women in their community through an array of virtual programs, including their weekly flagship Clusters Group Mentoring Program.

Carson Moore, High School Senior and longtime member and youth leader within Diamond In The Rough says, “I’m hoping to gain a better sense of who I am by discovering my strengths and by redefining my confidence during the Global Summit.” She and her peers have been actively involved in the planning and promotion of this event.

To learn more about the She’s Got Confidence Global Virtual Summit, as well as Diamond In the Rough’s year-round youth development and leadership programs, visit the organization online at Diamond In The Rough – Diamond In The Rough (ditr.org) (https://www.ditr.org/) and connect with them on social media.

“The Winning Habits of Steve Jobs” – A Unique Perspective on Personal Empowerment as Viewed Through the Eyes of a Technological Pioneer

Book Genre: Self-Help
About the Author:
Dr. Robert Toguchi is a writer who has served as a former faculty member of the National Defense University teaching courses on leadership, strategy, and personal effectiveness. He also spent a decade contributing to conceptual change within the US Army and served two tours with the US Army Training and Doctrine Command as the director, Strategic Plans, and chief, Initiatives Group. He and his wife, Tina, lives in Vass, North Carolina.

Three Winning Ways to Motivate Yourself into Losing Weight | Tony Quinn

Losing Weight Fast Losing weight takes motivation and when it comes to personal issues such as body image and weight loss, the motivating reasons can vary greatly from person to person. The only true way to succeed in losing weight is motivation.

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DUBLINJuly 9, 2021PRLogKeep your eyes on the positives in any situation

If you want to stay motivated, do not dwell on the negatives. That means you should compose a list of all the things you like about yourself, both inside and out. Most of us do not think about all the good things about our bodies, so if you practice this little assignment, chances are that you are going to feel better about yourself. You need to feel positive in order to keep those motivation levels up in your weight loss plan.

It takes practice to keep your mental focus on the positives. Being down on yourself is detrimental to your success. Besides your primary objective of losing weight, focus on the other benefits of exercise and a healthy diet such as living a longer life, fewer trips to the doctor, more energy, and more self-confidence. Knowing all of the other positive aspects that are a part of your weight loss goals is important too and a great motivation lifter.

Set goals so that you have a focus on Losing Weight

Without a particular goal, you cannot get motivated enough to even try. If you are not thinking about the reasons why you are exercising and dieting, your mind will start to work against you. Write down your ultimate goal first. In addition, write down mini-goals, little milestones that you can work at to achieve one step at a time. When you have those little steps, each time you reach one, you will feel more confident and motivated. The hardest part is accepting that it may take a little longer to reach a step than it was before.

By thinking positively about yourself and how far you have already come is usually motivation enough to get you past those hurdles of self-doubt. If not, review your goals. Perhaps, they need to be re-modified based on your new circumstances. That is the beauty of setting goals … they can be re-written.

There are also a few ideas you can implement to help you keep your eyes on the ultimate prize. Talk with your family and friends and let them know your weight loss goals. Join an online support group or even one near you. Sharing your goals makes them more real and will make you feel more motivated to do good to “show” all the people supporting you that you can do it and that you are a winner.

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